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Over 100 guests came out for Sister Mary Kathleen’s talk on “Your Prayer Toolbox” last week at Theology on Tap. Did you miss out? Check out the clip below!

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Sister Mary Regina Robbins led a discussion last week on good listening, and the power we have to make others feel loved by really listening to them. See the whole talk here:

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The video below is a talk by Sister Mary Regina Robbins on Spiritual Reading. Click here for a list of recommended readings from Sister Regina. (Please turn volume all the way up!)

Spiritual Reading by Sister Mary Regina Robbins on Vimeo.

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In case you missed Sister Lisa Megaffin’s talk (part of The University Series 2014) you can watch it below. To learn more about becoming an Associate with the Sisters of Notre Dame, contact sister Lisa at lmegaffin@lareina.com.


Beyond the Pews – Lay People in Action on Vimeo.


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1512560_673410886036339_1966250748_nSister Mary Karlynn Werth’s job as “house administrator” keeps her busy maintaining the Provincial House in Thousand Oaks, California where she lives. She and her small staff keep the convent clean and in proper working order year-round, doing everything from carpet cleanings to elevator repairs.

Recently she took on a part-time position at the Hilton Fund for Sisters in Agoura, California. She handles mail from Catholic sisters all over the world who are seeking grants from the Fund.

The Fund was established 1986 by Conrad N. Hilton (who founded the Hilton hotel chain) to support the apostolic work of Roman Catholic sisters. Any project supported by the Fund must have a sister involved in it.

Sister Mary Karlynn is moved by the heroic projects that come across her desk.

“I feel honored that I’m able to do this. When you hear about these things, they make an impression on you. You have to stop and think: What do we really need?” she said.

The sisters who request grants from the Fund need help in many forms.

“The things they ask for are very simple,” Sister Mary Karlynn said. Some groups need educational supplies like desks or computer training resources, others want nails or wood for building projects, and still others request pens, pencils, or sewing machines.

One cause that stood out to Sister Mary Karlynn was the mission of the Good Shepherd Sisters in France to help a community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) negatively affected by the mining industry. The Good Shepherd Sisters run a school for children in Kolwezi (DRC) and offer meals to them so they can escape grueling and dangerous work in the mines, where many begin working when they are just three years old. To learn more about the children of Kolwezi, click here.

Sister Mary Karlynn is pleased that the Hilton Fund for Sisters is able to support the work the Good Shepherd Sisters are doing. She hopes to stay on at the Fund as long as she can. Previously, Sister taught intermediate and junior high school, and served as a principal for many years. She was born and raised in California, and took her final vows as a Sister of Notre Dame in 1967.

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This image is from the Pachamama Alliance website.

Care for the Earth – Awakening the Dreamer Symposium by the Pachamama Alliance

What: This year Sisters of Notre Dame are hosting a workshop on environmental conservation for sisters, associates and friends. This event is free.
When: Sunday afternoon, November 17, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: The cafeteria at Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles (2851 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064).

Who: Our two very knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic presenters are Kristin Jensen Storey and Dr. Bob Dodge. Both are very excited to join us for the symposium.

How: All registrations are online. There is limited space so get your friends and co-workers to register early.

Watch the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Trailer from The Pachamama Alliance on Vimeo.

To register online: http://www.pachamama.org/workshops/search/single/?event_id=1518

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Find out about the great work the sisters are doing in Uganda.

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